IO of Cowes, is a semi-custom Swan 62RS with raised deck-house yacht with numerous variations from the original build specification to improve her further. The current owner is very experienced and created a very comfortable, well executed and fast cruising yacht. There are a number of small features that have been added to the build which make this Swan unique. Examples include;
• 12mm nominal teak deck from new
• Upgraded deck winch package including electric primaries and main sheet winch
• Flush fitting Nautor deck hatches
• Flush deck cleats
• Custom interior with additional stowage in all lockers, removable forward bulkhead providing two or three cabin options.
• Fully equipped galley with additional stowage and separate bar area with bottle and glasses stowage
• The interior was developed with the owner to provide a luxurious but practical space with a very high attention to detail. Lockers are fitted with timber compartments, fiddles and additional storage solutions.
• Safety is of a very high importance and the yacht has additional extinguishers, torches, hatch covers etc to provide high levels of security whilst at sea.
Note: launch date was 2002
HULL & APPENDAGES
Scantlings, materials, and workmanship are consistent with the construction of a light hull without sacrificing strength or stiffness.
The hull is of a single skin construction using glass/aramid hybrid fibre reinforced polyester laminate. A high proportion of the fibres are unidirectional, giving a stiff laminate with excellent strength and fatigue properties. Structural bulkheads are of a marine plywood and laminated to the hull and deck with foam strips. Stiffener flanges are uni-directional layup over foam core.
Engine beds are of GRP and special care is taken to ensure rigid foundation and proper adhesion to Hull.
The hull has been painted in white Awlgrip in October 2016. The boot top and cavita lines are in green to match the covers and exterior theme of the yacht.
There is uncoloured gelcoat below the waterline and the bottom of the hull is treated with an epoxy primer for improved blister resistance, and then antifouled.
Ballast keel is a lead casting with antimony and carefully finished to an accurate shape
Retractable bow thruster Max Power including separate battery bank
Stripes are painted in Awlgrip
Wide bathing platform hydraulically operated in lieu of standard
The rudder is foam filled with GRP and a tubular tapered stock of E glass composite supported by two self-aligning roller bearings
Dual steering gear, with sheaves provided with guards to prevent jamming the steering quadrant, is bolted to the rudder stock. Two destroyer type wheels with Elk hide covers with anti-slip additional leather with a 1.9 turn hard over to hard over.
Two pedestals with roller bearings fitted with emergency tiller which is stowed in the lazarette.
Steering wheels can be disconnected from the steering system when autopilot is in use, and teak steering wheels with carbon spokes fitted in lieu of standard. There are two autopilots fitted for safety and both operate independently of each other.
Through hull fittings
Sea cocks of bronze for all through hull connections below the waterline. Fittings are located in accessible positions and the inboard side of the seacock is fitted with a spigot long enough to take two hose clamps.
Scantlings, materials and workmanship throughout our consistent with the construction of a light deck.
Decks of sandwich construction using glass/aramid hybrid fibre reinforced polyester laminates, with low-density closed cell foam, which is glued to the hull. High-density core fitted under deck fittings and standard deck surface fitted with a teak deck finish nominally 9 mm. Note "IO" is fitted with a 12mm teak deck.
• 12mm nominal teak deck from new • Upgraded deck winch package including electric primaries and main sheet winch
• Flush deck cleats
Woodwork on deck
Teak toe rail bolted through hull deck joint, teak in cockpits and on bridge deck glued and vacuum bagged without screws.
On foredeck there is a hinged anchor well hatch.
Hatches to forward heads and to each forward cabin.
One hatch in raised saloon, two in aft cabin, and deck house windows are of tinted glass.
Main companionway with lockable sliding hatch.
In aft cockpit there are hinged GRP hatches to lazarette, cockpit, and on side deck to storage lockers.
Forward guest cockpit has table and four moulded cup holders.
The winches are of Lewmar ocean series wave spring type.
Power pack size 1.3 kW two function to drive headstay furling and hydraulic fore stay.
Primary winches are to be Lewmar L 77–3 speed AST in lieu of standard.
Secondary winches two of Lewmar 64 AST.
Mainsheet winch Lewmar 66 AST.
Additional mainsheet winching in cockpit coaming outboard of steering wheel Lewmar 64 AST.
Two mainsheet traveller control line winches Lewmar 40 CST two speed.
Two utility winches 99 in lieu of Std 60 CST two speed on mast.
Lewmar Concept 3 partially recessed anchor windlass with handheld remote control.
Stainless steel steam head fitting with headstay attachment and double anchor rollers.
Stainless chain plates for main and lower shrouds bolted to reinforced mast bulkhead.
Backstay chainplates are attached to transom.
Flip down engine control panel set in to cockpit coaming.
Harken roller bearing deck blocks for halyards and slab reefing at mast partners.
Harken aluminium Genoa sheet tracks with cars.
Harken screw in after guy blocks amidships one for guy block forward.
Harken spinnaker sheet blocks each side after.
Harken mainsheet track with roller bearing car and taglines.
Stowage positions for runners near main shrouds.
Two leather bespoke winch handle holders at mast to in aft cockpit.
Three pairs of stainless steel roller fairleads recessed into rail.
Pulpit, pushpit and lifeline stanchions 750 mm high of stainless steel with composite bases through deck.
Lifeline gates each side and midships and in pushpit.
Stowage for life raft in aft cockpit lockers.
Aluminium mast collar.
Bow sprit with block on deck
Floating Genoa "A" car system
Mainsheet leading through tube to mainsheet winch
Flush fitting deck dorade vents to provide natural ventilation whilst in harbour.
Nautor-made carbon fibre radar antenna post mounted through transom angled aft, colour to match the hull
Joystick system for gimballed radar scanner on post
Gangway fitting on deck for carbon fibre gangway
Folding cleats one pair forward, one pair midships and one pair aft, in lieu of standard
Pushpit with integrated teak seats both port and stbd side
Oval shaped handrails in stainless steel, above the raised saloon side windows with Tivoli lights
Sunbathing area on top of raised saloon with system for fixing mattresses
Double coaming stripes in lieu of standard
Nautor made fore hatch flush mounted with teak trim
Holder for diving bottles in lazarette locker
Outboard stowage in side deck lockers port and stbd
Additional toilet in forward cabin – currently removed
IO of Cowes accommodates 4 guests in 2 double cabins. There is the possibility of further accommodation for 2 small children. The aft cabin offers 2 large beds and en-suite facilities. The forward cabins has a double bed and shared facilities.
Custom interior with additional stowage in all lockers, removable forward bulkhead providing two or three cabin options. Fully equipped galley with additional china, lead crystal glass stowage and separate bar area with bottle and glasses stowage. The interior was developed with the owner to provide a luxurious but practical space with a very high attention to detail. Lockers are fitted with timber compartments, fiddles and additional storage solutions.
Cabins fitted with foam and latex toppers on mattresses
Owners specified door locks and door handles
Powered Ocean air pleated blinds for deckhouse windows
Removable centreline bulkhead in guest cabin with designated storage starboard side
The saloon table and seating can be extended and the table can be lowered to provide a "crèche" area
Storage area for CDs and DVDs in Stbd side of saloon.
Vertical chart storage under forward end of chart table
Lockable medical locker under sofa seat
Owners safe in aft cabin floor.
Forepeak with general storage and watertight collision bulkhead
Pipe cot stbd side with workbench
Timber bunk to port with stowage area and space for toilet if required.
Mag light stowage and additional hand held VHF
Master Cabin (Aft)
The aft cabin is designed to provide more comfortable bunks whilst at sea and the forward cabin arrangement, which would normally be two guest cabins, has the option of providing a removable centreline bulkhead. This provides guest accommodation for either a couple or four people with the removable bulkhead fitted.
Equipped with porcelain wash-basin, mirror, telephone type shower heads, towel rail, soap and paper holder with trash bin and lockers.
White GRP lining up to wash-basin level.
Teak grating on floor with separate shower compartment for owner.
The galley has an insulated and sheathed space for Alpes Innox four burner stove. Stainless steel sink.
Frontloaded to 40 L refrigerator with 240 L front loaded vegetable locker and top loaded 150 L freezer.
The countertops are of Corian with a crockery locker and cupboards against the topsides.
There is also a chest of drawers for utensils.
Fisher and Paykel dishwasher.
Quooker water boiler.
Separate hand and washing up liquid dispensers.
Miele two burner electric hob forward of cooker.
Raritan Ice maker
Bar equipment including water jugs, cork screw etc.
Custom stowage area for crystal wine glasses and tumblers.
Rechargeable Dyson hand vac.
Stowage for a full set of lifejackets and Spinlock deck vests
Pop up television outboard on stbd side of saloon
Provided with shelves drawers and space for instruments and radios in recessed lockers with slide down panels hiding some instruments.
The main switchboard is on the engine room bulkhead.
Chart stowage below headliner.
Custom sliding stowage for silver knives and forks etc.
Brooks and Gatehouse Hydra 2000 sailing system with FFD at chart table and another in fwd crew cabin with further FFD on port helm
Brooks and Gatehouse Hydra pilot system with control at helm and aft cockpit
Brooks and Gatehouse 20/20 digital displays six off, at mast and aft cockpit
Brooks and Gatehouse halcyon gyrostabiliser compass pack
Brookes and Gatehouse barometric pressure sensor
EchoPilot side scan 3-D with transducer
Simrad RS 87 VHF with DSC with second hand set at helm port side.
2 x Standard Horizon floating hand held VHF's
Icom BC 166 hand held VHF in forward cabin
Mini M system from KVH TracFone 25 with antenna on the radar
Globalstar T5 50 handset and marine adaptation kit.
Thrane and Thrane TT 3022 D Cap sat and TT 3672A hand set
Iridium MOD 955 IRID 0115G sat phone
Leica MX420 GPS
Furuno colour repeater situated in aft cockpit on deck
Furuno monitor at chart table
Newmacom TECNIX 45V screen set into lid of chart table as back up computer and charter plotter
Track vision G for satellite TV antenna with sky HD box installation
ICS Nav 6 Navtex
AIS system integrated with plotter system.
Vasari disc drive and twin port USB computer
Speedtech electronic weather station
James M Cabe" ships chronometer in storage recess at chart table is not for sale with vessel
RD 573099 recording barograph
Backgammon and chess boards set into sideboard aft of nav station
Crestron HDMI HD-MD8X2 music system with Bose speakers
Double bed to port with removable centreline bulkhead and convertible single bunk.
Hanging lockers and stowage provided.
Condaria climate organiser and Crestron controllers
ENGINE & SYSTEMS
The engine space is internally sound insulated fire resistance meeting Solas B -15 requirements. Drip tray integral with engine bed Yanmar 4LHA – HTE Marine diesel, output is 110 kW or 150 hp at 3300 rpm with ZF 45 a hydraulic reverse reduction gear. Wet exhaust system with fibreglass silencer discharging through transom.
Cooling system is thermostat controlled fresh water cooler with heat exchanger mounted on engine. A separate heat exchanger for the consumable fresh water is included in the same circuit, making hot water available while engine is running. Sea water intake with strainer. Discharge through exhaust system.
Sea water hoses of reinforced PVC tubing and freshwater hoses of nylon tubing. Fuel and water tanks of welded stainless steel provided with baffles inspection cover sounding plug and vent pipe. Showers and sump tanks of GRP integral with moulded floor liner.
Fresh Water system
Hot and cold pressure water with backup foot pumps in galley.
Water capacity is 1100 litres in four tanks, with one filler line from deck through a valve chest under saloon floor.
Tank vent pipes terminate at galley sink.
Oras type mixing faucets for washbasins and galley sinks.
The consumable water can be heated either with engine cooling water, or with the heating element working on the 220 V AC system.
Sea waterspout in galley with foot pump.
Fuel capacity increased from standard to 1000 L in two tanks of welded stainless steel. Fuel filter water separator with water alarm and shut off valve on feedline to engine and diesel generator. Tanks are vented to deck with one filler line for each tank.
Engine cockpit controls include on/off switch, single lever control of throttle and gearshift control, lights for starting and service battery charging, coolant temperature with alarm oil pressure with alarm volt meter for starting battery and tachometer with hour meter. In custom flip down flap in cockpit coaming.
Propeller shaft made of high tensile corrosion resistant steel
Shafts are supported by rubber bearing at bracket
Three bladed feathering propeller diameter 590 mm
Sinks and washbasins drain through seacock.
Wash basin and shower trays drain to sump tanks with the capacity of 60 L.
Sump tanks are emptied by either electrical pumps or manual whale back up pumps.
Whale Titan 100 L per minute in cockpit and below deck.
One electric bilge pump with automatic control.
Toilets are vacuum/assisted toilet using fresh water for flushing, and they discharge through hull seacock.
There is a holding tank provided for the after head which is emptied by an electric pump or deck suction line.
Remote oil filter for generator
Water maker Seafresh H206A 230 V 2200 L per day with remote panel and standard spares kit.
Freshwater connection to deck wash
Drinking water purifier
Sea water deck wash
Additional stainless steel holding tank with electric pump and deck suction line for one toilet
Hydraulic boom vang with high-pressure return and hydraulic tensioner for
backstay and main sail outhaul.
Two single gauge system 50 central control panels with two speed pump in
cockpit. Controls for the vang, inner stay, baby stay, outhaul and back stay.
Hydraulic inner forestay with Navtec 17 S cylinder with stainless steel cover
Hydraulic babystay covered by stainless steel tube under deck
The bow thruster is also hydraulic and is powered via a PTO off the generator
24 V DC system with insulated return. Wire size to minimise voltage drop. 230 V AC three wire system. Lightning protection system for headstay main shrouds chain plates as well as the mast are grounded to ballast keel bolts with heavy cable.
One battery set for 50 amp/hr at 5 hour rating.
24 V gel cell type for general service use.
The engine and diesel generator have their own designated starting battery sets.
The AC system can be fed either by a 6 kVA 50 Hz diesel generator, a 230 V 50 amp/hr shore power inlet, or 24/1500 Volt amp inverter.
Shore power is provided with polarity alarm, main switch and land connection cable.
Outlets provided with earth fault protection.
DC main panel is located near the navigator's space.
Switches are of trip free circuit type with volt and ammeters of digital type.
Switches for interior and navigation lights, fuel tank level gauge, water tank level gauge, main switch, and fuses and test panel.
Galley panel thermometers for refrigerator and freezer, with LPG cut-off valve remote control.
AC main panel switches are of trip free circuit type with voltmeters
Frequency meter is of a digital type
Shore power inlet 230 V and 115 V options by switching to 6 kVA isolated transformer
Inverter Mass 24/25 Volt amp 230 V including transfer switch
Two Suunto 5 inch magnetic compasses on steering pedestals.
Hydraulic autopilot driving on steering quadrant with Control Panel in cockpit